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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
secretary. his old pal and fellow vietnam veteran john mccain jump all over him for opposing the surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that th surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country sincecorrect or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question? the questions, were you right or wrong? that is a pretty sime question. i would like for you to answer right or wrong, then you are free to elaborate. >> i am nott going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> b the record show that you refuse to answer the question. >> he finally gave the answer he wanted to give. >> i saw the consequences and suffering and horror of war, so i did question a surge. is this going to be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1200 american during that surge. was it reqred, was it necessary? >> how much of that exchange was political, how much wawas personal, and how much risk related to the defense policy? >> 92, 11, 13. a lot of it was personal. one could not watched those hearings without feeling there were a lot of personal g
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> john mccain may have opposed hegel, but he says some republicans should stop the vote. senator mccain said senators have had a reasonable amount of time to get their questions answered. >> 10 years since 100 people were killed inside the rhode island nightclub. now we are going to tell you about a permanent memorial being planned in their honor. >> new information tonight about the state of the man accused of slapping a crying child on an airplane. >> a 10-year-old found >> a memorial was held in rhode island days before the 10th anniversary of the nightclub fire that killed 100 people. family and friends of those killed were on hand at today's memorial. pyrotechnics ignited. officials hope to break ground on the project later this year. >> and accused of murder suspect even have been cancelled for the olympian. he was arrested and charged with the murder of his model girlfriend. >> an airline passenger who slapped a toddler and used a racial slur has lost his job. he was the president of a tech firm. his bosses say they found this offensive and disturbing. he slapped a boy and
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 9:30am EST
the senate.. john mccain welcom him and ththen blasted him. on friday, jay carney said the presesident tnks he is great and wants s him to be defense secretary. do you think he wille? >> the expectation is he i going be. it is not le the white house would abandon their guy. not at thistage when you have ready put him up before t senate. yoyou haveve already had to deal wiwith susan rice. >> this is how you treatat your friends, i dodo not want to be enemy. will he make it? >> hwill >> thank you. we will be back after the break. >> you can follow us on twitter. this week on our facebook page, "washiton business report" will have links to trends and some of the best super bowl
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 4:30am EST
husband will be there as a guest of senator john mccain. she was amended in a shooting in on, arizona and testified last month. >> investigators need your help in identifying a person who killed a woman. she was found unconscious afternoon. ied at the hospital. o the areareturned t to distribute flowers. her neighbors say they are scared. >> this is scary. this is where we live with their children and grandchildren. you constantly have to be scared u live.o >> investigators have a basic of a suspect, but have not released any motive or if this was a random crime or if mcintyre was targeted. the man was shot in southeast friday. he was taken to the hospital in serious condition. >> feedback on the budget and future.r the will take place at 8181 professional place in and.tsville, maryl at 5:30 p.m. gins they will discuss a plan called momentum dealing with bus and .ail service >> so far, it is rainy. is slowing down. but still wet roads. >> yes. be like and damp and drizzly. we might even have a little bit of mr. through the noon hour. -- bit of mist through the noon hour. the
ABC
Feb 10, 2013 9:00am EST
here. what you have is john mccain warning that sequestration would be 1 million j jobs in defense cuts. at the s same time, "ththe wall reet journal" editorial-page is dismissing the cuts that would result because they do not want to touch any dollar of tax increases even on carried interest which is taxed at the rate of 15% for millionaires. i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service® works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com® you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service® no business too small. >> there has not been an occasion that i am aware of where we had the opportunity to capture a terrorist and we did not and we decided to take a strike. >> that is john brennan, minee to be direor of the cia. a lot of attention recently on ones and at the ability to take out bad guys and abroad including al-awlaki, who happened to be an american citizen. you hav
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
to go through confirmation. john mccain revealed he was reconsidering his promise not to filibuster the nomination. senator collins now says she will not vote for his confirmation. she cites the concerns about his views on those critical threat facing the u.s. >> a protest over the keystone pipeline lead the rest of the white house today. robert f. kennedy jr.. protesters are demanding president obama reject the pipeline. they worry about environmental damage and a possible oil spill. to go a lot of talk recently about how to reduce gun violence. -- >> a lot of talk recently about how to reduce gun violence. northern virginia bureau chief joins us live from springfield. i understand this is about the straw man purchases. >> that is right. people who legally buy guns for people who cannot legally buy them for themselves. bob macdonald could be a safety task force and now promoting eight different bills aimed at curbing violence, mostly dealing with school safety. the strong men feel -- strawman bill deals with the purchases. take it you ask whether it should result in tougher penalti
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
weak'sek's forecast. >> john mccain may be opposed to chuck hagel but he says fellow republicans should stop stalling and vote. he talked about why this nominee has so much trouble. >> 99% are the positions he's taken, voting against iran sanctions or his believe that the surge would be the worst since vietnam and his positions are frankly out of the mainstream but far to the left. >> he haddedadded senators have had reasonable time to get questions answers. >> he also weighed in on immigration reform. details were released to put illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship but some republicans say this is a non-starter. >> the battle over immigration reform turns up the heat on america's melting pot. it would allow illegal immigrants to have green cards in 8 years and more border patrol and backgroun screenings for illegal immigrants. marcuo rubio said that the president's bill would be dead on arrival leaving us with undefended borders. other republicans added criticizm. >> to -- criticism. >> to let people break in line, he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> does the president want a
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
to -- question, senator hagel. when john mccain and in 20008, he admitted hagel would have made a great addition to his cabinet. is not a sentiment he carried over. theon the side of recovery, over 157,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in december. some good news -- some good economy, the dow jones industrial average is up to date. is the first time since of 2007 it broke 14,000. year the best start to any of dating back to 1994. two days awayt from the raven's facing the 40 in super bowl xlvii. where espnce is live has set up the ultimate football experience. week i have worn a masquerade mask. is a little face paint? almost game time. very appropriate. the super bowl celebration has transformed the city. this is jackson square, the downtown new of orleans. you can see what happened here. created a super bowl pavilion. watching theeen coverage this week, this is look at whatscenes this looks like here. you see the map, the big screens, and the lights. look at the set up here. you have massive production right in downtown new orleans. some say it is a big dea
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. >>> general john allen who was nominated to be nato supreme ally commander, and got caught up in the petraeus scandal, has announced his retirement. his concern is for the health of his wife, kathy. she has stood beside him for more than 35 years, allowing him to serve his country. >>> also, former congressman, jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court today. expected to plead guilty to federal charges. jackson is accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, former chicago lawmaker, sandy jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> as pope benedict prepares to step down, the buzz is growing about the unlikely possibility that an american could be next in line. the spotlight is on cardinal sean o'malley of boston. he's known for simply wearing a brown robe and scandals. he inherited an archdiocese badly
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 10:00am EST
all theater, and all how do i put points on the board. john mccain or senator graham is how do i put a point against him. the democrats make a long speech and how do i put a point for him. these used to be a long time ago let's find out how he would manage the defense department. let's find out what his values are that might be important for us to know. none of that happens. it's all about making points. >> what's clear is that president obama miscalculated a bit thinking if i put forward someone with an "r" next to their name, i'll have an easier time here. clearly that's not the case. but i also think that, you know, john mccain certainly did his bit for his country and languished in a prison of war camp for 5 1/2 years. i think john mccain and lindsey graham's concerns are real. in the end they probably will not carry the day, but in a critical time with the threats we face, it's totally legitimate, whoever the nominee was, to be grilled on what their point of. >> one final issue before we go. big night, the super bowl, the ads have already been sold, $3.8 million to $4 million fo
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 11:35pm EST
and whoever had the commercial with kid who is with the super model. at home, senator john mccain tweeted, so he wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he there just last week? then posted a link to the monkey in space. that monkey. some people called the joke racist. they started to get a lot of complaints so he tweeted this. lighten up, folks, can't everyone take a joke? i'm with john mccain. if you can't call mahmoud ahmadinejad a monkey, who can you call a monkey? [ applause ] we should probably keep him off insta-gram. he could start a war or something. this is a touching story. a french tattoo artist met a young lady. this is young lady. looks like a relatively normal young girl. less than 24 hours after they met, she allowed him to tattoo his name on her face. which means she either really loves him or really hates her parents. it could be both. they met online. they met on o my god what happened to your face book. and this is a picture of the happy couple. she's going to spend the rest of her life saying hey, my boobs are down here. they say they're planning to get married
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 2:35am EST
yesterday in a bruising confirmation hearing. the sharpest exchange against senator john mccain who criticized hagel's opposition to the troop surge in iraq. and hagel apologized for using the term the jewish lobby in the past. >> i have already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro israel. i think it is the only time on the record that i have ever said that. >> a republican plan to vote against him. he has backing among many democrats. >>> blinding snow blamed for a deadly pileup on a michigan highway. the mile long stretch of crashes involving 30 trucks and cars. three people were killed including two children believed to be siblings. and at least a dozen others were hospitalized. witnesses say they were driving on i-75 when conditions went from clear to whiteout in just a matter of seconds. >>> a similar scene along a snowy highway west of minneapolis. three dozen big rigs, trucks, cars smashed into one another shutting down interstate 70. at least ten were hospitalized. the extreme conditions are putting part of the country in a deep freeze. accuweat
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 2:35am EST
john mccain is getting an earful from some constituents in arizona. a town hall meeting in phoenix turned hostile when opponents of immigration reform challenged mccain. >> where's the fence? >> in case you missed it, i showed you -- >> that's not a fence. >> that's not a fence, it's a banana. we're putting up a banana with about $600 million worth of appropriations. if you look up the constitution of the united states, we're not allowed to have an armed militia on our border because that's what our founding fathers wanted. your problem is with them, not with me. >> feisty. mccain called one man a jerk after he accused mccain from taking away social security to give to what he called a dependent class of people. wow. >> things got heated there. >>> and a bombshell secret is revealed by a respected former senator. he now says he fathered a secret child back in the 1970s. even more shocking, the woman in the affair was the daughter of one of his senate colleagues. he was new mexico's longest serving senator before his retirement. he has eight children with his wife of 50 years. >>> j
ABC
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am EST
without jeopardizing national security. not all of them. you have people like john mccain -- describe the fall but a lot of republicans, privately and publicly, saying that there is room to cut the -- >> as long as you don't -- as long as you hold harmless with everything that deals with troop readiness, that deals with troops on the front lines and military families but there's plenty of room in the procurement budgets, there's plenty of room for reforms and for -- >> i want to come to that in a second, but the problem will be, i think for the white house, broadly and for the country is the point that congressman ellison makes, you hit the sequester right now, that is goign to have a real economic impact right away. >> absolutely, absolutely, and i think you'll hear the president most likely talk about that on tuesday night, tuesday night. we can't have any more self-inflicted wounds on the economy. the economy is poised to take off. if we do the right things. having massive across-the-board cuts to some critical programs i mean you're talking about education, health care, that things th
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 10:00am EST
month and listen to this exchange he had with john mccain. >> it is at a minimum relevant to know if that $200,000 that he deposited in his bank account came directly from saudi arabia, came directly from north korea. >> senator hagel is an honorable man. he has served his country, and no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character or his integrity. >> now, cruz went on to say, i don't have any evidence that moneys come from north korea but i mean this is a fellow member of the texas delegation. >> sure, and i met ted, and he's always been nice to me, but that was, quite frankly, shameful to suggest that somebody that was a decorated veteran in vietnam, who was wounded and hurt for his country was not loyal to his country i think really is quite harsh and had no place there. >> you know what, he's not running for senator congeniality and he doesn't much care. there was no predicate for suggesting that that money came from north korea or any other very horrible country, and as the former solicitor general of texas, he ought to know better than that. if you look at th
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
secretary may be running into trouble on the senate floor. arizona senator john mccain says he is reconsidering his promise not to filibuster the nomination. maine senators susan collins says she will not vote to confirm him because of concerns about his views on critical perhaps facing the united states. senate could vote on the nomination later this week. the senate intelligence committee is delaying a vote on john brennan's nomination to be cia director. the committee chair, california senator dianne feinstein, says senators need more from asian about a controversial draw on strike program and last year's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed four americans. the white house has already given two classified memos to the committee. we have a quick school delayed to alert you. frederick county, maryland, schools on a two hour delay. it's 5:25, 35 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> several families during up for big reunions with thousands of passengers who have been stranded on >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
chamber. first of all, you see senators lindsey graham and john mccain. two of the biggest headaches for this president, especially going into the second term, but sitting between them tonight, you will see senator chuck schumer, the number three democrat in the house. he wants to craft an immigration compromise with republicans. they're his two closest allies on that. so, they will be down there together. and also, i see, out of camera view off to the side, we have, for the first time in american history, two african-american senators. both recently appointed to fill vacancies. tim scott of south carolina, senator will cowan of massachusetts. and they are democrat and republican and they are sitting together also on the side. but for the most part, they are back to their battle stations here. >> another simple of bipartisan unity, about 40 members of congress will be wearing orange pins, that stands for the no labels movement. democrats and republicans who are committed, they say, to reaching across party lines in order to get something done. about 40 or them wearing those
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am EST
confirmed. senator john mccain says hagel's position on various issues have not been only out of mainstream but fared to the left. but he says his fellow gop senators should stop stalling the vote. republicans have challenged hagel's past statements and his votes on israel iran, iraq, and nuclear weapons. >> if you are looking for a way to celebrate this president's day, lots of activities going on in the area. george washington's mount vernon estate holds a wreath laying ceremony military demonstration and a salute -- musical salute. you will also be able to see washington's personal copy of the constitution. admission to today's event is free. >> a lot of fun stuff going on for president's day. but some of it, as a result of mount vernon is outdoors. let's be prepared. >> you really need to dress for it today. even though we will have lots of sunshine -- it will help a little bit -- it will still be very chilly. the bill up today. meteorologist adam caskey is bundled up in his mother's knee did have -- knitted hat. >> i just got this brand new knitted hat from my mom -- give he
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 2:35am EST
the senate. john mccain, lindsay graham and marco rubio. details of a backup immigration plan were leaked over the weekend. >>> and general john allen who had -- has announced his retireme retirement. he says his wife has stood by him for more than 35 years. the president praised allen while accepting his allegation. >> according to a report in "the washington post," the wife has several chronic health issues, including auto immune disorder. he said in an interview, "for a long time i told her when you can't bear this anymore, just tell me and i'll drop my resignation letter." he said he no longer wants to place the pressure of that decision on her. look, everyone looks at things and says was this related to the petraeus e-mail scandal. he was e-mailing that woman in florida. he says it has no relation to that. >> and he was cleared from that. and he is still with his wife and he was able to keep his job. so looking into the future, our own martha raddatz says the replacement is a air force general named phillip breedlove. >> these two had become close and now he has this position
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